Christmas break is just a few short weeks away! I’m feeling ready for the holiday but not ready for it to fly by so fast. Over the break, I’ll be skiing in Jackson Hole with my family. On my days off from skiing, I’m planning to curl up by my grandparent’s fireplace with a great book. Ten books made my Winter Reading List but I’m not sure which one I’m going to dive into first! It’s not too late to pick up one of the books from my Summer Reading List either. Happy December 1st!
“Among the Ten Thousand Things” / “In a Dark, Dark Wood” / “Astonish Me” / “Circling the Sun” / “What Remains” / “Tales From the Back Row” / “City on Fire” / “Eight Hundred Grapes” / “Wildflower” / “Fates and Furies“
Winter Reading List 2015-2016:
1. “Among the Ten Thousand Things” by Julia Pierpont: An 11-year-old receives a package from her Dad’s mistress full of emails. Let the family drama commence.
2. “In a Dark, Dark Wood” by Ruth Ware: Reese Witherspoon is turning this book into a movie (just like she did with “Gone Girl“) so you know it’s going to be gripping and fast paced. The story is about a writer who wakes up in a hospital bed with a dead friend after group weekend away in the woods. Oh, and she doesn’t remember anything. Read at your own risk.
3. “Astonish Me” by Maggie Shipstead: A story about a ballerina who has an affair with the premier European male dancer (yes, “Center Stage” is coming to my mind!). Fast forward to her child becoming a dance prodigy. I’ve heard it’s impossible to put the book down!
4. “Circling the Sun“ by Paula McLain: If you loved “The Paris Wife” as much as I did then this is a book we both need to read as it’s by the same author. The book retells the true story about the first woman (#girlboss) to fly from east to west across the Atlantic Ocean. Plus, there’s a love triangle so you know it’s got to be good.
5. “What Remains” by Carole Radziwill: A touching, heartbreaking, and heartwarming story about loss, family, and friendship set to the background of the deaths of John F. Kennedy Jr., Carolyn Bissett, and Anthony Radziwill. One of my best friends, who is an avid reader, absolutely loved this book!
6. “Tales from the Back Row” by Amy Odell: A hysterical and irresistible look at the the behind the scenes realities of the fashion industry by the editor of Cosmopolitan.com.
7. “City on Fire” by Garth Risk Hallberg: Set in the 1970s, this story follows the heirs to one of New York City’s wealthiest families and a scandal they find themselves in after a New Years Eve gone wrong.
8. “Eight Hundred Grapes” by Laura Dave: The story of a girl who grew up on her family’s Sonoma vineyard and the secrets her family and fiancé kept from her. It makes you question who you can really trust.
9. “Wildflower” by Drew Barrymore: Drew looks back on her life in the limelight as she shares funny, insightful, and challenging stories of her past and present.
10. “Fates and Furies” by Lauren Groff: This novel follows a marriage over the coarse of 24 years. It’s an interesting take on the truths and secrets of one couple and how they navigate. You won’t want to put this book down!
Happy reading book worms!
I love your list! I think I want to try Astonish Me, Circling the Sun, and Among the Ten Thousand Things the most!
Thanks Lauren! I’m dying to read Astonish Me! XO, Jillian
I usually spend my evenings working on posts or new content instead of getting to enjoy a good book. I miss reading before bed like I use to. Hopefully with some vacation time coming up I’ll be able to enjoy some of these.
I struggle with the same thing!! There are always so many books I want to read too! XO, Jillian
I just finished a book, so perfect timing! Definitely going to look into these, thanks for sharing 🙂
Yay! I’m so glad! I’d love to hear which book you read and what you think! XO, Jillian
I also have trouble finding time to read with my schedule! But I love it so I really need to find the time. I might just start at the top of your list and work my way done. They all sound so good!
Thanks for inspiring me to find time to read more frequently!
It can be so hard!! I’m glad I helped inspire you a little! Time to get reading 🙂 XO, Jillian